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After successfully navigating the tricky start-up years of your new recruitment agency, you should hopefully be experiencing a period of steady growth. Although it is very likely that you want to keep doing what you’re doing in order to grow your business further, this can be a time in which you will have to make some big decisions. We consider some of the main challenges of a growing recruitment agency...

Business forecasting
Although you can never be sure of exactly what the future has in store for you or your business, trying to forecast and plan for where your business is heading in the coming months and years is essential. This will form the basis for the business decisions you will have to make.

Recruiting
Ironic as it may be for a recruitment business, finding skilled staff to join your team is likely to be a challenge. It’s important to realise that you might not be able to do everything yourself and your growing business might require skills you simply don’t have. If you feel like you could be in a situation where you need to expand your team soon, you should consider developing a suitable recruitment strategy.

Business investments
Now that you have a more steady cash flow, you can continue to put back the cash into the growth and development of your business. Does your business have all the tools it needs to grow? Do you have the right technology and systems installed and if not, which ones are best? Putting the right infrastructure in place is essential for growing your business.

Marketing
As you are working hard to earn a name in the recruitment industry, it is crucial to stay on top of and adjust to current market trends and situations. By focussing on your unique selling points, you should develop a marketing strategy to help you stay ahead of the competition.

Time management
A larger business is likely to be more complex, demanding and time-consuming. As your business continues to expand, you might feel you’re not spending as much time as you’d like on developing your recruitment business. Having the right software in place can make you feel less frustrated and a cloud based software system can streamline business administration, offering greater transparency. 

 

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